Permissioning Officer

As Victoria’s environmental regulator, we set and enforce environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

To achieve the best possible environmental outcomes for Victoria, we’re increasingly shifting our focus from minimising the effects of environmental harm, to preventing it from happening in the first place.

To help us achieve this, we’re now recruiting. By working at EPA you can enjoy a meaningful career with great work-life balance, while building a better future for our environment.

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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/EPA/STRATEGY/1596263
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $71,853 - $87,245
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PC-FM-Application Form.docx (Word, 112KB)

PD_PN701088_Permissioning Officer_Approvals_Permissioning and Development_VPS3_OG.docx (Word, 221KB)

Contact: Belville Leshoele

Position Details

An exciting opportunity for Permissioning Officers in Approvals, Licensing, and Permitting teams

  • All the roles are term contracts to 30 June 2023.
  • Part-time or full-time hours.
  • Immediate start.

A Permissioning Officer Approvals at EPA will:

Assess applications and issue development licences, issue designations, and assess and determine complex emergency discharge applications under the Environment Protection Act 2017, aligned to EPA's strategic priorities to prevent harm to Victorian communities and the environment from pollution and waste.

About You:

To be successful in this role you will possess a relevant tertiary degree (science, engineering, etc) and/or post graduate qualifications /experience in permissioning, preferably within Government.

Your capabilities will include project management skills and demonstrated capability to plan, monitor and deliver services and support consistent with organisational priorities, including risk identification and management

How to Apply:

Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services. Please click the apply button at the bottom of the page. Attachments can be uploaded in doc. Docx. Pdf, txt or rtf. Forms.

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter addressing your experience, motivations and suitability to the roles (you can specify the role/roles of interest);
  • Candidate Application form
  • Resume including contact details of two referees

Applications close midnight on 28 January 2022. For further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Bellville Leshoele, Team Leader Licensing on or 03 96952793.

EPA Victoria requires all prospective employees to complete a pre-screening employment assessment including a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.

EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued, and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, which drive innovation and success in everything we do.

At EPA Victoria, the safety of our people, stakeholders and community is our first priority, which is why all applicants are required to be fully COVID vaccinated with both doses or (approved exemption), in accordance with the Chief Health Officer directions. We are committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

EPA Victoria welcomes applications from serving or past members of the Australian Defence Force.

If you require advice and support with the application process, please contact the Recruitment team on 1 300 372 842.

EPA Victoria utilises an Order of Merit process whereby applicants deemed suitable may be retained on a Merit List, from which their application may be accessed for recruitment to this role within a 3-month period.

Note: Applications received via e-mail will not be considered.

For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit

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